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king of hell star; satellite; small amount
simp. and trad.
(冥王星)
冥王
 
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冥王星

EtymologyEdit

Wasei kango (和製漢語), orthographically borrowed from Japanese  (めい) (おう) (せい) (Meiōsei)

PronunciationEdit


Proper nounEdit

冥王星

  1. (astronomy) Pluto

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
めい
Grade: S
おう
Grade: 1
せい
Grade: 2
on’yomi
 冥王星 on Japanese Wikipedia

EtymologyEdit

From 冥王 (Meiō, King of the Underworld) +‎ (-sei, planet), coined by Hōei Nojiri in 1930 as a reference to Pluto, the Greco-Roman god of the underworld.

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

冥王星 (hiragana めいおうせい, rōmaji Meiōsei, historical hiragana めいわうせい)

  1. Pluto (Kuiper belt object - a dwarf planet)
    • 2009 February 13 [Feb 23 2004], Takeuchi, Naoko, “Actアクト 32サーティツー げんシックス さんせん [Act 32: Infinity 6: 3 Warriors]”, in 美少女戦士Pretty GuardianセーラームーンSAILORMOON [Pretty Guardian SAILOR MOON], volume 7 (fiction), 5th edition, Tokyo: Kodansha, →ISBN, page 67:
      ——そして  (めい) (かい) (ほし) (めい) (おう) (せい) (しゅ) ()にもつセーラープルート
      ——Soshite Meikai no Hoshi Meiōsei o shugo ni motsu Sērā Purūto
      —And I am Sailor Pluto, keeper of Pluto the Underworld Planet

DescendantsEdit

  • Chinese: 冥王星
  • Korean: 명왕성 (Myeong-wangseong)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this term

Proper nounEdit

冥王星 (Myeong-wangseong, McCune-Reischauer: Myŏngwangsŏng, Yale: Myeng.wangseng) (hangeul 명왕성)

  1. Hanja form? of 명왕성 (Pluto).